Charles Frederic Moberly Bell(1847-1911), Journalist and newspaper manager
Sitter in 3 portraits
Journalist and newspaper manager. Bell was born in Alexandria and, after studying in England, returned there to work for the merchants, Peel & Co, in 1865. For the next ten years he combined a successful career in the firm with journalism as the Egyptian correspondent for The Times. Bell's exceptional knowledge of Egyptian affairs was displayed in three books published between 1884 and 1888 as well as in his reports for the newspaper. In 1890, he returned to London effectively managing The Times. In this role he strengthened the paper's overseas coverage, revived its finances through innovative publishing ventures and worked to further its influence in public life. He worked up until his death in 1911.